Fire crews battled the blaze at Church in the Maples in Norwood Young America. (Photo courtesy Church in the Maples Facebook Page)

Congregation mourns loss of 150-year-old Norwood Young America church destroyed by fire

The tiny congregation had just marked 160 years in Norwood Young America.
West Metro
12:47pm

Volunteer slots for Final Four in Minneapolis fill up within hours

You can sign up for the waiting list, but keep in mind that volunteer attrition during the Super Bowl was low.
West Metro
7:57am
Jimmy J. Hortiz

Charges: Traveling businessman raped, choked woman at hotel

The alleged attack at a Bloomington hotel left the woman with a black eye, bruised hands and injuries consistent with being raped.
West Metro
December 8
A rendering of the SouthWest station in Eden Prairie on the Southwest light-rail line. Provided by the Metropolitan Council

Developers eye building projects near Southwest light-rail stations

But some say new building would have occurred anyway.
West Metro
December 8
Kanani Ali held her Paris-themed coffee cup in French class. One of her dreams is to attend American University in Paris to become fluent in French an

Richfield teen fights back from rare, polio-like disorder

Kanani Ali hopes her recovery from acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, will inspire other afflicted kids.
South Metro
December 8

Metro police blotter, Dec. 9

AFTON NOV. 8 Suspicious activity. Someone reported a vehicle pulling into several driveways in an area near children in the 15000 block of Afton…
Inspired
December 8
Bob Nelson (left) glued the backs of coloring sheets so Robert Fisher (right) could adhere them onto paper bags.

Twin Cities-based movement gives retired men a place to talk, give back and feel valued

The Hopkins-based Men's Shed is part of an international movement to address growing concern about isolation and loneliness, particularly among men post-retirement.
West Metro
December 7
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman

Hennepin County attorney: Maple Grove officer was justified in shooting of man with knife

Mike Freeman said a police officer acted reasonably in shooting a knife-wielding 50-year-old man.
West Metro
December 7

Plymouth holiday light show shimmers again with good neighbors' help

Plymouth holiday light show shimmers again with good neighbors' help
West Metro
December 7
Find out how your block could change in Minneapolis 2040 plan

Find out how your block could change in Minneapolis 2040 plan

Parcel by parcel, compare the current zoning with what city planners envision over the next 20 years.
West Metro
December 6

Tonka Bay residents express concern about housing plan

Developer is expected to tweak the project, which is aimed at empty nesters.
West Metro
December 6
Travis Krautkremer

Jury convicts man who was high on meth when he killed other driver in Hwy. 169 crash

Christopher M. Wendt, 34, was found guilty last week of criminal vehicular homicide.
West Metro
December 6
Anthony West

Drug dealer who sold deadly dose to Edina man gets prison

Victim's father tells court that his son had been clean for "a few years" and had a good job.
West Metro
December 6
The project, which for now is called 7200 and 7250 France Avenue, calls for 309 housing units, including 10 owner-occupied townhouses and 22 rental to

Apartment, condo project with 309 units gets OK in Edina

The project includes 309 housing units, commercial space and enclosed parking.
West Metro
December 5

Auto theft suspect arrested after MSP Airport chase escapes, caught again

Officers arrested a man who had run into a light-rail tunnel while fleeing police.
West Metro
December 5
Eden Prairie is the latest Minnesota community to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21.

Eden Prairie raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

The ordinance will go into effect Feb. 1.
West Metro
December 5

Robbinsdale hit-and-run suspect turns himself in to police

The 44-year-old motorist from Brooklyn Park walked into the Robbsindale Police Department.
West Metro
December 5

International flight makes unscheduled landing at MSP due to unruly passenger

The Norwegian Air flight was en route from Oakland to Paris.
West Metro
December 4

Body found submerged in Crow River inside vehicle matching car of missing Monticello woman

Wright County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday discovered a body inside a submerged vehicle in the Crow River believed to be a missing Monticello woman. Officers…
South Metro
December 4

Richfield man who sought 'suicide by cop' after stealing cab sentenced to federal prison

Mario Luis Jones was later arrested without injury days after crashing stolen cab in high-speed chase.
West Metro
December 4

Robbinsdale police seek help locating hit-and run-suspect who hospitalized pedestrian

Robbinsdale police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a pedestrian Monday evening. Officers responded to a crash report…